McNair Scholars Visitation Day

Welcome McNair Sign at Delft Bistro

McNair programs and scholars are invited to attend NMU's second annual McNair Scholar Visitation Program to learn about graduate programs. Participants are invited to Marquette, MI on Thursday, September 13 and Friday, September 14 to meet with faculty and staff to discuss their research, tour campus and find out about campus resources, and learn about the vibrant Marquette community. The deadline to register is August 31rst.

Register to attend using this form, or navigate this webpage to learn more.

Graduate Programs at NMU

NMU offers over 28 graduate programs ranging from English and education to biology and exercise science. Our programs are designed to engage you in an active faculty-student exchange of ideas and to provide you with extensive hands-on learning alongside high caliber research opportunities. Our programs include master's degrees, certificates, endorsements, and a PhD program with formats including on-campus, hybrid, and online learning. NMU also offers opportunities for funding. A limited number of competitive Graduate Assistantships, which provide a stipend and tuition waiver, are available for some programs. In addition, some departments hire graduate students who do not have GA positions to teach laboratories as Tutorial Assistants.

To learn more about graduate admissions or graduate news and events, visit the Office of Graduate Education Webpage or contact NMU's graduate admissions counselor. Alternatively, learn more about our programs with this Google slideshow

Keep in mind, McNair Scholars do not pay an application fee for graduate programs at NMU if their undergraduate institution sends a letter or email verifying their McNair Status.

Event Details

NMU McNair Program staff will use the information you provide on the registration form to set up appointments with a faculty member in your area of interest. Every effort will be made to also give you the opportunity to visit lab space and sit in on a class. We will provide participants with the following:

1. Three meals covered on Friday, September 14th

2. An NMU voucher for 50% off hotel stay at one of the approved lodging providers on this list

3. A visitor parking pass as needed

4. Meetings with faculty and departments


Tentative Schedule of Events


Thursday, September 13

Before 6 pm*

Ramada Inn

Arrive at hotel, dinner on your own or with group

*NMU staff in lobby to welcome you between 4 and 6 pm

7 pm – 8 pm

Ore Dock Brewing Company Community Space

Science on Tap at the Ore Dock Brewing Company

Optional activity, Pizza Provided


Friday, September 14

8 am – 9 am

Optional group walk along Lake Superior shoreline

9:15 am – 10 am

401H Cohodas

Beverages and meet Graduate Education staff

10 am - 11 am

Applying to Graduate School – Dr. Lisa Schade-Eckert, Interim Dean of Graduate Education

Research at NMU - Erica Goff, Director of Grants and Contracts

Multicultural Education and Resource Center, Future Faculty Fellowship - Shirley Brozzo, Director MERC

11 am – 11:30 am 

Campus Tour

11:30 am – 12:00 pm 

Olson Library Atrium

Lunch with current graduate students and LRC Faculty

12:00 pm – 5 pm*

Various Locations

Faculty & Academic Department Meetings / Campus Resources



6:30 pm

Debrief and dinner at Delft Bistro in Downtown Marquette


Travel and Lodging Arrangements

* Please note that travel is not funded by NMU or the NMU McNair Program. 


A block of rooms is being held at the Ramada Inn in Downtown Marquette. Contact the hotel directly and mention the McNair Scholars Visitation Program for a 50% off room discount upon arrival. Check in will be available off the lobby at the Ramada where students can pick up their packets. Students who choose not to stay at the Ramada can pick up their packets starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Ore Dock Brewing Company (map) .

Ramada Inn Marquette (Map)
412 W. Washington
Marquette, MI 49855 

Other Lodging Options


Airport Travel

Marquette, MI is located 17 miles north of Sawyer International Airport. Get directions from Sawyer to Marquette here. Sawyer is serviced by Delta and American Airlines. 

Checker Transport Marquette - Phone (906) 226 7772

If you are arriving by air, email with your flight itinerary. Feel free to contact us with any questions you may have. We look forward to seeing you in Marquette!